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things are pretty quiet right now. none of that will affect the baltimore drive time. there is some rain along york and some light rain showers in western maryland. it should be ok this morning around the city. this afternoon, we will have a 50% chance for a thunderstorm. it will be an uncomfortable day as far as the humidity. we have much better news as far as the forecast going into the weekend. >> coffee, anyone? there are some things to watch for. we have an accident in windsor mill. watch for delays in that area. fire activity is now clear in the city. 45 miles per hour on the north side around the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on 95. 51 on the west side of the loop heading down towards liberty.
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on 95 into howard county, approaching 56 miles per hour. checking 795 and going away from us is southbound traffic. delay-free at the moment. we switch over to it live view of 895. problem-free at the moment at the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> many gathered last night at the spot where a johns hopkins researcher was stabbed to death earlier this week. >> jennifer franciotti joins us from the baltimore city police headquarters with the very latest. >> over a dozen politicians addressed the crowd last night. the crowd was angry about the murder of stephen pitcairn and five others earlier this year. over 100 people gathered at the
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spot where steven pitcairn was stabbed to death sunday night. fred bealefeld kicked off with an apology. >> we're sorry we failed to protect stephen pitcairn. >> people are angry about judge john howard who has records of leniency towards john wagner, one of pitcairn's accused killers. wagner was allowed to remain on the street. lawmakers pledged to keep a closer watch on what goes on in baltimore city courts. >> we are watching to make sure that people who are arrested state arrested. >> and to demand that when police do their jobs, that the rest of the system works and keeps perpetrators off our streets. we're fed up and frustrated and angry that these things have to happen over and over again.
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>> six people have been killed in the charles village. this year. some people expressed frustration that it took this murder for more attention. >> we have to stand and fight. we have to stand and clean our community up so these tragedies will not continue. if we keep running away, but it will just move with us wherever we go. >> >> 101 days and counting and now it seems the end is finally in sight from stopping oil from flowing from the damage to rake in mexico. but no one is breathing a sigh of relief just yet. >> less oil can be seen from the air. final preparations to cap the
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relief wells are on the way. progress with guarded optimism. >> we are not out of the woods yet. we still need a permanent fix. >> and for those whose lives have been devastated, sealing the well for good is only part of the fix. questions about crude hiding below the surface, about the long-term impact of oil on wild life. how to rebuild lives when so much has been lost. and what is? . >> we are worried that we're going to be caught with our hands down. that these assets will be pulled out of our parish. >> local officials will hear how to downsize the relief efforts once the well is killed.
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>> a new report says gulf beaches from louisiana to florida have been closed or had health warnings 10 times because of the oil leak. a canadian energy distributor said it is doubling its work force to clean up the oil. the company estimates more than 800,000 gallons of oil have leaked from the top line -- from the pipeline. well was noted 60 miles downstream from the spill -- was noted 16 miles downstream from this bill. >> bob ehrlich pledged his commitment to the chesapeake bay restoration act. he criticized martin o'malley for borrowing money for that fund to help balance the budget.
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he says this tax is vital for fixing waste treatment plants. right now, most polls show o'malley and ehrlich running neck and neck. ehrlich is recovering from minor back and neck surgery. he aggravated an old injury and needed some surgery on friday. >> protests broke into cheers yesterday after they learned parts of the new immigration lot in arizona were struck down by a judge. they wore t-shirts that read " down with the immigration law." they said this is a step forward. several provisions were blocked. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with the decision to block select portions of arizona's new imigration law? e-mail your response to
5:37 am again, that is >> i did not know you read spanish so well. 78 degrees on tv hill. medical experts may have a better understanding of dementia. >> researchers say drinking alcohol may reduce the severity of arthritis. >> progress to report on the one accident in windsor mill. we will give you a live picture
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>> welcome back. 82 degrees downtown at the
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maryland science center. but things are pretty quiet on this thursday morning. let's take a look at hd doppler. we can see some rain in southern pennsylvania. nothing around baltimore right now. take an umbrella. we could see some rain later today. this is thursday. we have to talk about the beach. it looks like a good beach weekend. outstanding weather on friday and saturday. there could be a little bit of rain on sunday. we will check the seven-day forecast momentarily. for now, over to the news desk. >> a sleep disorder may be the dementiaptom of or parkinson's disease. the time between the start of the sleep disorder and the onset
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of the neurological disorder average 25 years. studies are needed to figure out how to slow down or stop these disorders long before symptoms appear. low levels of vitamin d. are linked to a risk of parkinson's disease. researchers looked at blood samples taken from more than 3000 people. the people with the lowest amount of vitamin d work three times more likely to develop parkinson's. plenty may help protect the neurons that are lost in these patients. >> drinking alcohol may reduce the severity of arthritis as well as lower the risk of getting the disease. those who drank the most had the least severe symptoms. >> i am just reading my
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arthritis. i could hear written out. >> everything in moderation. 78 degrees on tv hill. one government agency is trying to make your call to the tax collector more enjoyable. >> the zoo has a brand-new train. and some discounted days at the zoo. >> here is a live look over the downtown area. we will update the weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning comm
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking the year early morning commute. no delays yet. all of the earlier problems have been clear. 51 miles per hour on southbound 95. 51 on the west side. moving well they're on liberty. problem-free so far on 795.
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the harrisburg expressway checking in at 53 miiles per hour at shawan road. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. nine minutes and southbound 895. five minutes to travel south on 95 between 895 and the fort mchenry atoll. i-70, just west of the beltway, so far so good, although volume is starting to pick up. we will switch over to a live view of traffic at delaney valley. it is a smooth ride on the north side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and trains. >> we have a marc train delays on the brunswick line. a hundred 90 is running 10 minutes late. metro subway is looking good. the 36 bus has a diversion at washington boulevard. the 55 bus is diverting yet
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joppa and fair amount. there is a diversion that hilltop. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> good morning. we have a little bit of rain to discuss. first we say good morning to sandra shaw. yesterday she was eating ice cream. today she decided to go to the zoo. >> you can cool off at the zoo with free popsicle every tuesday. is half-price on tuesday and free popsicle. we will take free popsicle every day. there is a new exhibit and it deals with these frocks. >> panamanian golden frog. they are golden and they are from panama. we have been reading these guys 04 years. we're in the forefront of breeding these panamanian golden
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rofrogs. to get them on ground, it is a big deal for us. they are in the chimp forest. we needed somewhere warm and cozy. they need a certain temperature all the time. keeping them in the chimp forest was the best option. >> and the female is the big one. >> she is the big one. that is always the way. the males are the smaller ones. our keepers have a good system frog.pidentifying each it is the best way to maintain genetic diversity. they are beautiful. >> they are the national symbol ec all the time when you go down to panama.
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they are a symbol of good luck. also at the train. is the jones falls zephyr. it is $3 if you are a member. >> it is so much fun. it is a nice ride. you can get on the zephyr and ride it down to africa. you get a behind-the-scenes look and you can see the champs up close. >> more to come. first we talked about the weather. there are storms showing up but not over the central maryland now. there are some strong storms and heavy downpour patches. we could see some gusty thunderstorms and some heavy downpours later this afternoon. or it may not materialize at all. once the front clears, we will be much better by tomorrow. it is very sticky again this morning.
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>> we have some much better news for tomorrow. and you will ride the zephyr. >> i even have a train hadt. >> i like a train hats. there is some rain in pennsylvania and western maryland. the front will get closer and the chance for rain will go up. there is a chance for later this afternoon. the front will bring a comfortable air mass for the weekend. temperatures are in the 60's and 70's right now. when the air masses collide, there is a list in the atmosphere. there is the possible that we could see some strong thunderstorms later on today appeared 78 at the airport. it is 75 degrees in parkton.
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the dew points are running around 70 degrees. it is humid and uncomfortable. a chance for a few thunderstorms today. the wind will ship later this afternoon. high temperature between 90 and 95. there is a chance for some rain early this evening. it will turn accountable tonight. the tenders will drop into the 60's. an area of high pressure will settle in for this weekend. that will bring us nice conditions on friday and saturday. the first part of the weekend is looking really good. comfortable humidity. overnight lows in the 60's. there is a chance for rain on sunday. the weather could be unsettled next week on monday and tuesday and wednesday. the first part of the weekend and into sunday morning should
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be ok. that is not too bad. >> thank you. at some point, you may have to deal with a tax collector. one state agency is trying to make that call a little more pleasant. >> ♪ hello, hello, hello ♪ >> that was just lovely. that was darlene spencer. she was charged with creating a new greeting. >> i thought if i mixed some singing with some talking, it would be professional and fun. >> the man who graced the office phone line for decades says he does not hold any grudges or he does not take it personally. >> ♪ hello you owe us thousands of dollars
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♪ one man found a bear rummaging through his trash. the bear had some food banks in his mouth. the man says he does not blame the bear for hanging out. officials told him the most dangerous are the ones who become accustomed when they get food from the human environment. the bear has been gone from trash box to trash box equipped it looked like he was getting takeout. >> give him credit for that. take out the trash. >> 78 degrees on tv hill. there is so much more ahead on 11 news today. >> >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's nning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> police are investigating a homicide in east baltimore. it happened around east lafayette avenue. officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the head. no arrests have been made. >> protest by activists broke into cheers when it learned parts of the new arizona immigration law were put on hold by a judge. they work t-shirts that read "
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down with the arizona law." they said the battle is not over, but this is a step forward. several provisions were blocked included one that required police officers to find out the immigration status of the person they have detained or arrested for other crimes. that brings us to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you agree with the decision to block select portions of arizona's new imigration law? you can e-mail your responses to we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> here's a look ahead to next hour. >> releases its newest version of the e-book. >> school principals are
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spending the summer brushing up on the basics. we will have details. >> in the study suggest simple flying cpr instructions will benefit patients. >> things are pretty quiet right now but we do have some rain in the forecast. we will talk about that and check what is in store for the weekend. >> we have one dealing on 95. we will update you on that and we will check on delays. that is coming up.
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by expanding the port, martin o'malley is creating the next generation of jobs right here in baltimore. 5700 hundred jobs... that means work for today... but even more jobs for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive
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in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. >> residents of charles village get an apology from the police commissioner after it johns hopkins researcher is murdered. >> a big win for opponents of arizona's new controversial immigration law. the latest, coming up. the latest, coming up. >> a judgment for nearly

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